More members of the Electoral College are getting death threats from irate Hillary Clinton supporters ahead of their December 19 meeting to confirm Donald Trump as president.
Electors in Michigan, Texas, Ohio and elsewhere are reporting death threats from angry Clinton supporters who hope to intimidate them into switching their state’s vote to Clinton.
Michael Banerian, one of Michigan’s 16 Electoral College voters, told the Detroit News he is under siege from anti-Trump protestors.
One anti-Trump protester vowed to “put a bullet” in his brain if he didn’t change his vote to Clinton.
“I’ve had people talk about shoving a gun in my mouth and blowing my brains out. And I’ve received dozens and dozens of those emails. Even the non-threatening-my-life emails are very aggressive,” Banerian said.
Texas elector Alex Kim told NBC 5 he will not be moved by the threats.
“When people ask me to vote for Hillary Clinton, there’s no way,” he said. “I reject the Democratic Party principles and I reject Hillary Clinton.”
Each state receives electoral votes equal to the number of senators and representatives who reside in that state. Electors take a pledge to give their state’s electoral votes to the candidate who won that state when they meet in December.
The Electoral College is a 2-step process that ensures a president is elected fairly. The 1st step is the presidential elections where voters in each state cast their votes for president.
Since there are 50 states in the United States, the individual states elect the president — not the overall so-called “popular vote”.
So far there has been no condemnation of the death threats from Clinton, President Obama or the leftwing media who help to fuel these acts of aggression with their biased reporting.